Date
23 July 2019
Ngong Ping's 'Wisdom Path' now bears a commemorative plaque for the late Professor Jao Tsung-I, among other added features. Photo: HK Govt
Ngong Ping's 'Wisdom Path' now bears a commemorative plaque for the late Professor Jao Tsung-I, among other added features. Photo: HK Govt

Ngong Ping’s ‘Wisdom Path’ undergoes an upgrade

The “Wisdom Path”, one of Ngong Ping’s attractions, has recently undergone improvement works with new facilities such as a commemorative plaque for the late Professor Jao Tsung-I.

The improvements also include a site map, benches and QR codes, allowing easy access to the updated site information on the web.

“Visitors can have a better understanding of the history and background of the ‘Wisdom Path’ from the commemorative plaque which displays the biography and academic achievements of the late Professor Jao,” a Tourism Commission spokesman said.

He was referring to the late scholar and academic who donated an original calligraphy featuring the “Prajna Paramita Hrdaya Sutra” (Heart Sutra) to the Hong Kong government in 2002.

Visitors can now also scan QR codes on the newly-added facilities and viewing platform with their mobile phones, which will redirect them to the website of the Tourism Commission on the attraction, the spokesman said.

In addition, improved trails and directional signage also bring more convenient travel experiences to the public and tourists.

The “Wisdom Path”, which opened to the public in May 2005, has become one of the top tourist attractions in Ngong Ping village on Lantau Island.

Professor Jao’s calligraphy was reproduced in the form of a large-scale outdoor wood inscription on a natural slope at the foot of Lantau Peak near Ngong Ping.

The timber columns, erected according to the mountain slope and integrated into nature, became a unique large-scale outdoor art piece and was named the “Wisdom Path”.

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